Logistics Definition

Jan 19, 2011  |  Articles

Logistics Information Systems

Converting data to information, portraying it in a manner useful for decision making, and interfacing the information with decision-assisting methods are considered to be at the heart of an information system. Logistics information systems are a subset of the firm’s […]

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Logistics Management

Logistics management is the process of strategically managing the procurement, movement and storage of materials, parts and finished inventory (and the related information flows) through the organization and its marketing channels in such as way that current and future profitability […]

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Outbound Logistics

The process related to the storage and movement of the final product and related information flows from the end of the production line to the end user. Sources: Christopher, M. (1998). Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Strategies for reducing cost […]

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Reverse Logistics

A supply chain that is dedicated to the reverse flow of products and materials for returns, repair, remanufacture, and/or recycling. Source: http://www.apics.org/ (10th ed.)

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Inbound Logistics

Following the receipt of materials, parts or resale products from external suppliers, the subsequent storage, handling, and transportation requirements to facilitate either manufacturing or market distribution constitute inbound logistics. Source: Bowersox, D.J., Closs, D.J., & Cooper, B.M. (2002). Supply Chain […]